If you haven’t seen the video making its rounds on Facebook by now, fret not. Here’s what happened. Rev. Devon Franklin and his wife Meagan Good were at an event promoting their new book, The Wait, all about the major keys to finding success in love. (One of those keys is abstaining from sex until marriage) Things were going pretty well until a rather bold audience member got on the mic.
“This is not offensive, but I was at the grocery store and I looked at a newsstand and saw you — and your had your breast showing,” said the woman. “So, so, I wasn’t gonna come here, I wasn’t, but the Lord brought me here to see you. You’re beautiful. You are a beautiful young woman and your testimony is awesome. It’s awesome. Amen. Amen! The Lord let me come and push past the judgement, because you have to make sure what you say and what you do match up, you understand?” the woman said, then adding, “So, we’re gonna cover up, right?”
The woman’s tone was undoubtedly condescending in nature so it’s no wonder Devon stepped up and shut it all down immediately with his quick witted, sophisticated clap back of a response.
“Wait a minue — no! No. Nuh-unh. That is not what we’re here for. She’s not gonna cover up, she gon’ wear what she wants to wear in the name of Jesus…amen. Amen? Amen. Yes she will! God bless you, we love you, I love you dearly but she has been as Christian as she is right now when she wore whatever she wanted to wear, so no we ain’t doing that!”
Meagan sat back in the cut while Devon handled the situation even though she did manage to add a few words shortly afterwards telling the audience member to pray for her.
What are your thoughts both on the question and the response? Is being a Christian synonymous with covering up?